Updates on 2008 Sanction Meeting Schedule, AMA Congress Elections and District Organization Recognition Program review

September 19, 2008

With AMA Congress and fall sanction meetings rapidly approaching, I wanted to provide a brief update on our Sanction Meeting Schedule, AMA Congress Elections and District Organization Recognition Program review:

2008 AMA Sanction Meeting Schedule
The 2008 AMA District Sanction Meeting Schedule is now available online. AMA Staff will attend each of these scheduled District meetings to present the AMA Risk Management Workshop, administer election of Congress delegates and collect feedback from AMA Organizers.

Some meetings may not appear on this schedule, you can contact your local AMA District for more information regarding their specific scheduling plans. Also, all 2009 Charter and Sanction applications can be submitted to AMA Organizer Services directly.

2009 AMA Congress Delegate Elections and Proxy Process
The AMA will conduct elections for AMA Congress Delegates by proxy in those AMA Districts not identified on the 2008 AMA District Sanction Meeting Schedule. In mid-October, the AMA will distribute a proxy ballot to the senior officer of record for each AMA-chartered promoter and promoting club. That officer will then be responsible for completing the ballot on behalf of their organization and returning it to the AMA no later than December 12, 2008. Results of all AMA Congress Delegate elections will be available in early January 2009.

District Organization Recognition Program Review—Call for Comments/Feedback
As many know, the AMA is in the midst of an organizational transformation and much has changed over the past several months as we continue to re-focus on our core mission of promoting and protecting the future of motorcycling. Most notable is the recently announced transfer of the AMA’s professional racing activities to Daytona Motorsports Group (Live Nation continues to handle Supercross). We’re excited about the AMA’s future and looking forward to devoting our energy and resources toward better serving all AMA members.

As part of our ongoing reorganization, we are reviewing many aspects of various AMA programs and services to develop and implement strategies to best support the AMA mission and provide excellent service to AMA members. Included in this process is a review of the AMA's District Organization Recognition Program and an important element of this review is the feedback and recommendations of all AMA Charter Organizers.

The AMA will soon distribute to each AMA-chartered organization a questionnaire relating to the District Organization Recognition Program. We will also ask for your feedback and recommendations at AMA Congress and at the scheduled District Sanction Meetings. Your involvement and input is valued and we hope all AMA-chartered organizers will contribute in this review of the District Organization Recognition Program.

As always, please feel free to contact me at (614) 856-1900, ext. 1242, or e-mail cschlatter@ama-cycle.org, if you need assistance.

Sincerely,

Cherie Schlatter
Organizer Services Manager
American Motorcyclist Association